Power Memory People – Memorials of today
6 September 2014 – 22 February 2015
At KØS we now present the first large-scale exhibition on memorials ever seen in Denmark. Based on extensive research we place new, contemporary memorials within a wider perspective. The exhibition shows sketches, models, and other documentation of important memorials in Denmark and abroad, and it focuses on what memorials – one of the oldest kinds of art in the public space – may be used for today.
Is the memorial an obsolete genre, mainly suited to celebrate men of privilege and power, or is it still relevant to us today?
The many examples of memorials are presented under thematic headings: After Loss and Trauma, The New Chosen Ones, Conflict and Consensus, Impromptu Memorials, and For Peace and the Future.
Concurrently with a range of preliminary sketches, models, photographs, etc., the exhibition also features film footage documenting the many discussions staged by KØS throughout Denmark on our May and June tour of the nation; discussions that were presented at and addressed selected memorials.
The exhibition begins on the second storey of the museum and continues at the first storey.
The project is realised thanks to a great contribution by:
Also thanks to:
Kulturstyrelsen, Novo Nordisk fonden
Photo: Peter Eisenman, Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, 2005, Stiftung Denkmal, Marko Priske